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Refining Realities

The exhibition Refining Realities, a work of electronic installation art created by VolvoxLabs (VVOX), is on display at the Georgia Museum of Art through June 19.

Installed on the museum’s Patsy Dudley Pate Balcony, Refining Realities’ digital visualizations and light projections activated by real-time data create an immersive architectural landscape on a trio of 3-D panels mounted to the wall.

“VVOX’s past projects have been astounding examples of cutting-edge digital art at the intersection of commerce,” said Lynn Boland, the museum’s Pierre Daura Curator of European Art. “It is particularly exciting to bring them into a museum context where the work can explore ideas more independently.”

Based in Brooklyn, VVOX uses cutting-edge technology to create digital and physical experiences. The firm has worked with the band Neon Indian to enhance its live performance at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York by using Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensing devices to map the band members’ movements live and translate them into simultaneously projected visuals. It also has collaborated with Ferran Adria’s famed elBulli in Barcelona to capture time-lapse video of the restaurant’s laboratory that is automatically posted online and with LinkedIn to create an interactive data visualization kiosk. VVOX’s work has been covered in Wired, Fast Company, Creators Project and Vice and been featured on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Boland will lead a free tour of Refining Realities April 20 at 2 p.m.